The Human Safety Net

The Human Safety Net

A global movement of people helping people


Whatever happens in life, no one should be held back from reaching their potential. 

Created in 2017, The Human Safety Net is a global movement of people helping people. Its mission is to unlock the potential of people living in vulnerable circumstances so that they can transform the lives of their families and communities. The Human Safety Net programs support families with young children and integrate refugees through work. To do so, it brings together the strengths of non-profit organizations and the private sector, in Europe, Asia and South America.

The engine of The Human Safety Net is a foundation initiated by Generali. It extends Generali’s purpose of ‘enabling people to shape a safer and more sustainable future by caring for their lives and dreams’ to the most vulnerable in our society. Generali is mobilizing its people and resources – financial support, time, skills, networks, assets, and products - to reach more people and amplify our impact.




The Human Safety Net for Families

Parents have the greatest impact on their children's development. The programme for Families supports parents living in vulnerable circumstances during the first six years of their children’s life, laying the strongest possible foundations for their children's future and contributing to Early Childhood Development (ECD).

The Human Safety Net for Refugee Start-Ups

Refugees have the talent and resilience to build successful businesses but need dedicated support. The Refugee Start-Ups programme helps refugees flourish as entrepreneurs to integrate them into their host countries. 


The Human Safety Net is a net bringing together the expertise and experience of dozens of NGOs, social enterprises and experts worldwide. It is a community acting together to amplify each organization’s impact.

The foundation acts as a competence center on programmes and provides an additional source of funding to Generali business units in the countries. It assesses partners through a robust selection and due diligence process, coordinates programme design and implementation, monitors progress and shares lessons learned as part of a global Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system.

All programmes depend on a strong, eye-level partnership between The Human Safety Net’s NGO partners and Generali companies active within the same communities. This is how we can add the greatest value to NGO partners and have a greater impact on our beneficiaries.



The Human Safety Net is deeply connected to our purpose and culture. Generali decided to engage all its assets and capabilities in this initiative and to enable our people to actively participate, through meaningful volunteering activities, available in Global Volunteering platformAccess is allowed to all Generali employee, agents and the NGO Partners and it embeds a wide variety of volunteering activities.


As of May 2023, Generali Employee Benefits has joined the Human Safety Network focusing on the Refugee programme.